SPORTS

Lakers hit .500, secure playoff spot

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With a playoff spot on the line in the rain Friday night, Colchester controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage and stormed past Bellows Free Academy 35-14. Matt Hesford ran 28 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Lakers as they compiled 321 total yards while holding BFA to just 169 and…

Boys soccer falls to CVU to close out season

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The Colcchester boys soccer squad ended its season on Tuesday with a loss to Champlain Valley Union in the opening round of the state playoffs, the second loss to CVU in three days. After a 3-1-1 start, the Lakers went 0-9-1 in its final 10 games of the season. Tuesday’s game marked the final contest…

St. Mike’s names top assistant men’s hockey coach

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Western Connecticut State University graduate Dan Allen was named the top assistant coach for the St. Michael’s College men’s ice hockey team, fifth-year head coach Damian DiGiulian announced on Friday. Fifth-year assistant coach Brent Truchon and first-year volunteer assistant coach Maggie DiMasi round out bench staff for the 2016-17 season.   “I am very excited…

Lakers snag another win

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Colchester varsity field hockey picked up its second win of the season on Monday, holding on for a tight 1-0 win over Mt. Mansfield. Meg Lehouiller scored with 13 minutes to go in the second half for the Lakers, giving them their second win of the fall, their most in a single season since 2011.…